Hey, it’s American Craft Beer Week… I remember when that seemed like an exciting proposition. The notion that everyone around the country was going out and celebrating locally brewed craft … Continue Reading American Craft Beer Week: Is the Thrill Gone?
Nobody can say they didn’t see this coming. A CBD beer festival in one of the world’s beer capitals, now also one of the largest producers of marijuana in the … Continue Reading Don’t Miss Coalition’s Two Flowers CBD Beer Fest!
If you’ve ever found yourself wandering the streets of the Pearl District in the Summertime, you’ve no doubt seen those 15 person bike contraptions, pushing beer patrons around town in … Continue Reading BrewCycle Pedals to East Portland
It’s been quite a week … and for me, in an unexpected way, it’s been filled with Lagers. Yes, not a normal week at all. This is not to say … Continue Reading The Craft Lager Has Arrived
Every spring before the Craft Brewers Conference, the Brewers Association slowly rolls out their annual updates by cataloging the Top 50 Breweries and Craft Breweries. Then just yesterday they announced … Continue Reading Thoughts on the Brewers Association’s Growth Report
For those who closely follow the beer industry, much of the terminology bandied about can be quite technical or downright scientific. After all, there are a multitude of styles, flavors, … Continue Reading We’re Beer Nerds, Not Beer Snobs
It’s been intriguing to watch the revamping of Widmer Brothers brand lineup and their operations in general over the past few years. Of particular note, the prioritization of the Innovation … Continue Reading Widmer’s Hefe X Released as Part of Portland Pub Series
It’s almost hard to grasp just how quickly the craft beer scene has grown in Los Angeles. To think that at the close of 2009 there were only 2 breweries … Continue Reading Exploring LA’s South Bay Breweries
Did you miss the chance to buy a ticket for Willamette Week’s annual Oregon Beer Awards tonight? Have no fear… You can watch it all via their livestream (**updated, fixed link … Continue Reading Oregon Beer Awards Live Stream
There was a time when I simply worked 9-5, then bought a six-pack on my way home. It was a mediocre existence… Today, with lord knows how many tap handles … Continue Reading New Tastes at Culmination Brewing
Today begins the second weekend of soft opening sessions for the newest craft beer outpost in LA, Common Space Brewery. It’s foundation has been built upon the desire to offer … Continue Reading Common Space Brewery Opens in LA
Over the past week I’ve been to two local Portland breweries, one an established larger brewer and the other a smaller upstart, and both had a new Hazy IPA on … Continue Reading The Haze Hype and How to Navigate It
Oregon Stalwart adds “new school IPA” to year-round lineup
After less than a full month of preparation, the crew at Modern Times is today celebrating the opening of their new Portland location, The Belmont Fermentorium. For all the details … Continue Reading Modern Times Belmont Fermentorium Now Open
Living in Portland, there’s always a pop-up of something happening… Jamaican food, a Fresh Hop Festival, Hand-Made Goods – you name it, Portland has a pop-up for it. Though this … Continue Reading Small Bar – A PDX Pop-Up Event
Between now and April I will be writing 3 to 4 blog posts a month, as part of my full time job at a local craft beverage software company. And … Continue Reading Buzzwords, Branding and You